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Keywords:

  • van Leeuwenhoek;
  • Leeuwenhoek's disease;
  • diaphragmatic flutter;
  • respiratory myoclonus

Abstract

This article reviews the first account of diaphragmatic flutter, published by Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the renowned microscopist, in 1723. The completeness of the clinical description merits the eponymous description of Leeuwenhoek's disease. © 2005 Movement Disorder Society